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"Men In Blazers Show" To Debut Tonight On NBCSN

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 22 / 14

"The Men In Blazers Show" will make its debut on NBCSN tonight at 10:00pm ET, and the show will be "beamed out of the Men In Blazers studio in SoHo, New York City, every Monday" throughout the EPL season. The show, featuring Michael Davies and Roger Bennett , "will also stream live on NBCSpo...

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